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Dr. Shijing Xu

Dr. Shijing Xu

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Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 3828
Office: Room 3345, Leonard & Dorothy Neal Education Building

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Professor, Canada Research Chair, Ph.D. University of Toronto

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Dr. Xu’s research interests focus on narrative approaches to intergenerational, bilingual and multicultural educational issues and school-family-community connections in cross-cultural curriculum studies and teacher education. Her current research is on the reciprocal learning between the west and the east in a “WE consciousness”. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of a project on circular migration (2008-2012) and Co-PI of the Canada-China sister school network project (2009-2013) funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She is coordinating the Pre-service Teacher Education Reciprocal Learning Program between University of Windsor and Southwest University China, funded by University of Windsor Strategic Priority Fund.

Dr. Xu is the winner of the 2011 Early Career Award and the 2011 Outstanding Publication Award by Narrative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), The 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award by Narrative and Research in Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the 2007 Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award in Curriculum by American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (AATC). She is also the winner of AERA’s 2005 Wholistic Education SIG Outstanding Research Paper Award, the Beijing Education Committee’s 1996 Outstanding Young Teacher in Beijing Award, and several other awards for excellent teaching in China.

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Graduate Courses

  • 80-539  Second Language Teaching:  Theory & Practice
  • 80-651  Narrative Inquiry

Pre-Service Courses

  • 80-207  Issues in Education
  • 80-252  Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

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Ph.D. - OISE/University of Toronto (2006)
M.A. - York University (2000)
Graduate Diploma - University of Science & Technology, (1988)
B.A. - Suzhou University, China (1986)


Doctoral Theses:

University EFL Teachers and intercultural Competence
Improving the schooling experience of French as second language students
The experiences and challenges of Arab immigrands in Canada

Master Thesis:

The Role of Parents in Maintaining Cultural Values in Vietnamese Immigrant Families in Windsor